Saturday, April 20, 2013

18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts


Word repetition can really weigh down your writing and slow down readers. Try out these five simple ways to tackle word repetition and improve your writing skills.

Develop Your Ear

I believe “word rep.” is the comment I write most frequently on student papers. That’s because word repetition is a telltale—maybe the telltale—sign of awkward, non-mindful writing, whether by students or anyone else. The writer has presumably gotten the pertinent information onto the screen, but has not taken the time to read the sentence to herself, silently or out loud. If she did, that word rep. would sound like fingernails on the blackboard. Consequently, “listening” to your sentences with the sensitivity to pick up word repetition is a strong first step to grappling with the problem. (There are a lot of other benefits to reading your stuff out loud—in fact, it’s my number-one writing tip.)

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. 5 Ways to Deal with Word Repetition
  2. There’s plenty more to ebook pricing than free, 99 cents or $2.99 | RT @garthswright
  3. Yum! Why You Should Use Food in Your Stories via @write_practice
  4. Meet the Reader: 10 Points to Ponder When You Write: @scriptmag RT @elizabethscraig
  5. A part of rewriting your book or script you won't like (but it'll help) via Jurgen Wolff RT @janice_hardy
  6. Kindle's Book Publishing Requirements: @authropublisher RT @elizabethscraig
  7. Two Crucial Writing Tools @Wordstrumpet RT @janice_hardy
  8. Dialogue with Natalie Charles via @jemifraser
  9. Notes from Tabor Lane: Today's 18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
  10. The 10 Most Clickable Twitter Headlines
  11. The Flipside of Hero Empathy via @storyfix
  12. Why Big-Time Authors Jump Ship via @DigiBookWorld
  13. Soft Scripts: Part One
  14. Microdomination: Branding, Content Marketing And Social Media With Trevor Young via @thecreativepenn
  15. Who Is More Likely To See Your Posts On the Facebook News Feed? [Infographic] via @socialmouths
  16. 7 Blogging Tips for Authors via The Bookbaby Blog
  17. FIRST PRIORITY: Make the Reader Care via Seeking the Write
  18. Defining the New Role for Literary Agents via @PassiveVoiceBlg 

I’m always looking for great content to share. If you have a writing and/or marketing blog, or have a favorite that you visit often, please leave a link in the comment section. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy writing & running, Kathy

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